MoDOT's first priority during a snow event is to keep the roadways clear of snow and ice. This requires crews to make several trips along the same route to ensure the driving surface remains clear. Once the snow has stopped falling, crews will return to the area to widen the cleared areas and clear the shoulders.
As crews clear a path, snow plowed from roads could possibly block a private drive or entrance for some time. MoDOT understands the inconvenience this can cause, but due to limited time and resources, plows can only clear private driveways at the request of local emergency officials.
Here are some tips to help reduce the amount of snow that might block your driveway.